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Good pins around $2000


By Hollywoodbone

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Can any good pins in good shape be picked up for around $2000?
    Not talking about once in a blue moon deal but here and there. And what titles?

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    #2 3 years ago

    Please search previous threads. This has been covered a dozen times. Also, if you are willing to drop 2K on something, you should play it in person to make sure you want to buy it. Don't have your first (or second) pin purchase shipped, buy it in person! You should really be deciding what pin is a good deal for 2K, not the Pinside masses...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/2000-2500-dmd-era-game-any-advice

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-dmd-machine-in-1500-2000-range-2015

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/challenging-game-with-some-depth-in-the-2000-2500-range

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-dmd-game-around-2000-ish-near-mn

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/search?s=1&what=topics&q=2000+-flight+-black&topic-machine=&pinsider=&age_days=&subforum=0&sort_by=date&sort_order=DESC#results

    #3 3 years ago

    Judge Dredd for $1400

    Or LIONMAN!

    #4 3 years ago

    fishtales

    #5 3 years ago

    All system 11s~!

    #6 3 years ago

    Thanks Snyper just didn't know if things had changed much in the last year. Every thing I have been seeing has been closer to 2500-2900. I just bought first pin around a month ago and bought it on site. Looking to do the same with my second. Little worried about ever having one shipped after seeing so many "in great shape" and you zoom in and the cab is beat to hell

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Hollywoodbone:

    Little worried about ever having one shipped after seeing so many "in great shape" and you zoom in and the cab is beat to hell

    Cheap pins are cheap for a reason, hence why a given table can be seen on sale at all sorts of price ranges. That's why I try and include as many high res quality pics as I can when I sell my pins, to ensure no surprises to the buyer. I've been in the same boat as you, and have learned that "in great shape" means totally different things to different people.

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from Blackbeard:

    All system 11s~!

    Millionaire is under $1k. A great deal for nobody's favorite System 11 game.

    #9 3 years ago

    LAST ACTION HERO..

    #11 3 years ago

    Baywatch and Nascar. I own both and think they are great bang for the buck games.

    #12 3 years ago

    Best to post your location also... One guys 2000 game in his area . Is another 2500 game somewhere else...Always remember to add a couple hundred 2-400 for shipping.. Good luck.

    Terminator 2. Judge Dredd.. No Fear. Average Funhouse..

    #13 3 years ago

    As always, an extra 500 bucks really changes the equation. There are quite a few great games just over your 2k limit.

    #14 3 years ago

    WCS could be had for around $2200

    #15 3 years ago

    Fewer and fewer wpc titles that can be had right at 2k from a collector unless it is rough. Shopped and working you are looking at T2 for wpc. Fun game but shallow.

    There are some good segas in the 2k range though.
    Frankenstein 1800-2200
    Viper Night Driving 1800
    Starship troopers 1800
    Baywatch 1700

    Gottlieb Stargate 2000 is still doable
    SF2 1000-1200

    #16 3 years ago

    Thanks every one for the input! Going to be on the look out for sst, stargate, twister,

    #17 3 years ago

    Fish tales, judge dredd, jm, no fear, black rose, many threads on this.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    As always, an extra 500 bucks really changes the equation. There are quite a few great games just over your 2k limit.

    Agreed, $500 more will get you into a much better level of games

    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Agreed, $500 more will get you into a much better level of games

    If you are a B/W snob then yes. If you are open to all makes then just depends on the title. The titles in the 2500 range are C-Titles. Ie the lower end of the williams spectrum. I'd rather have stargate then HS2, Demo Man, or JD.

    #20 3 years ago

    Nba fastbreak
    Whirlwind
    Bride of pinbot

    Is Baywatch really a good game I ve never played it but there's one in my area for 1500. I thought Hasselhoff looked cheesy on the back glass so I stayed away.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    If you are a B/W snob then yes.

    Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! That's funny! Wonder why there is no such thing as a gottlieb or stern snob?? When I first started collecting it was any game I saw, I'd buy. As time went on I was more selective. Most of my games were Williams because they were more fun and easier to get parts for. Now I have a couple sterns, a couple Williams and even a JJP. I can say Bally Williams has built a lot more great titles than anyone else. System 11 games used to be cheap and bullet proof, now just bullet proof.

    I like pinball, most all pinball but really you can't argue Bally Williams are better as a general rule of thumb.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from joemamma:

    Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!! That's funny! Wonder why there is no such thing as a gottlieb or stern snob?? When I first started collecting it was any game I saw, I'd buy. As time went on I was more selective. Most of my games were Williams because they were more fun and easier to get parts for. Now I have a couple sterns, a couple Williams and even a JJP. I can say Bally Williams has built a lot more great titles than anyone else. System 11 games used to be cheap and bullet proof, now just bullet proof.
    I like pinball, most all pinball but really you can't argue Bally Williams are better as a general rule of thumb.
    Thanks for the laugh!

    I didn't say Williams did not make good games. What I did say is that there are those that believe B/W was the end all be all of pinball. That B/W never released a game from the factory without major defects. That they never abandoned the code on a game. That B/W titles are the pinnacle of reliability.

    It gets real old listening to the fanboism. It has changed a bit over the last few years as Stern has pumped out more top notch titles (still some turds though).

    That said, Gottlieb's best vs Williams 3rd string? I'd take Stargate.

    T2 has great flow, but it is shallow. Demo man also has some great flow, but just never can get into it. I'd rather have Frankenstein. Starship troopers is an excellent game and would take it over No Fear.

    If we were at the 3k range where things like BSD and TS come into play I'd sing a different tune. Then again at 3k I'd pick RBION first due to the sheer depth.

    PS, start looking at people's collections. There has been a shift to some going all sterns (with the occasional WOZ) because the games have more depth. That isn't a knock against B/W just a limitation of the software back in the 90s.

    #23 3 years ago

    Not many left, but NBA Fast Break is doable for under $2000 and it is a great game!

    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    Millionaire is under $1k. A great deal for nobody's favorite System 11 game.

    Most even come with fresh crop circles on the playfield!

    #25 3 years ago

    Shadow used to be in your price range but now is usually above that by a decent amount Flintstones is really fun, like Fish Tales, and so are several Data East and Sega titles in your price range.

    #27 3 years ago

    There is some good stern games you can get in that price range like monopoly, nascar, world poker tour and and sharkeys

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from Sincity:

    Is Baywatch really a good game I ve never played it but there's one in my area for 1500. I thought Hasselhoff looked cheesy on the back glass so I stayed away.

    *If* you can get over the Hoff staring at you, it is a fun game. Lots of nice shots, fun modes and mini wizard modes, and a fun wizard mode. Four flippers and four ramps, lots of wire habitrails, 3 drops, trap door, 5 ball multi ball, extra large DMD (which is a minus if you need a new one), etc -- it is a feature rich game. Also, it probably has the best bikini dots of anything. In my collection, it is a regularly played game because it is a relaxing, casual, fun pin to play.

    #29 3 years ago

    Could get 2 Laser Wars with that! Double the fun!

    Last Action Hero and Baywatch are fun machines! And both can be had for under that 2k mark, leaving you with a few bucks to add leds or other things.. Unfortunately both have those damn doods huge heads on the BG.. JD was a fun pin also..

    #30 3 years ago

    I'm really enjoying the Stargate I got for a little under 2k. Just make sure you enjoy it if you ever consider buying one. It's very deep, but also fairly easy (even on hard settings) and doesn't have much flow. If you're looking for something really challenging or with really good flow, Stargate wouldn't be my first choice, but otherwise I don't think you can really go wrong! Really well built too, and easy to work on. (I'm a total noob, and I've managed to diagnose and fix issues all on my own, so it has to be easy!)

    #31 3 years ago

    Yeah stargate is looking real good to me. Found one at an ok price near me. Going to go this week and take a look. People are making a great pitch for BW too.

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